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“A 'must do' tourist destination”
Review of Abbotsford Bar

Abbotsford Bar
Ranked #67 of 213 Nightlife in Edinburgh
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

The new visitor centre here is excellent.
The audio visual plus the relics displayed were interesting.
The quality of food in cafe/restaurant is excellent and very reasonable.
Look forward to returning when the House restoration is completed in 2013 although the grounds themselves are worth a visit.

Thank Jomelco
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

My husband and myself visited this very traditional pub in August while vising Edinburgh for the fringe festival , the building and bar look fantastic, we went up stairs to the restaurant, which is quiet and cosy. The service was second to none, however the food does not match that standard. I had the game rillettes as a first course...the rillette was more a cold stew of game, quite runny not set, how I expected it to be and lacked any seasoning.The main course of venison tasted lovely but unfortunately the meat was overcooked (we were not asked how we would like it cooked) and more sauce would have been great. the pudding menu was very unimaginative therefore we opted for coffee to finish. The bill was reasonable and the food wasn't too bad but overall we were slighty disappointed,,I suppose the imposing building and the service we recieved suggested the food would be better, we would visit the pub again but not the restaurant.

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Reviewed March 4, 2012

let me preface by saying this isnt the young crowd party place but its apparantly where the locals go.It was recommended to us by our amazing waiter at Wildfire(i highly reccomend its just up the street) and my boyfriend is a beer connoiseur(brews his own,knows all the micros,etc) and was pretty happy with the selection on tap they had(especially as it is a touristy city an area). the service was great(albeit we sat at the bar and we always tip). We talked with the bartenders,people watched and sample the beers and just a had a low key good time.we didnt eat here so i cant comment on the food but everything else was great and i recommend.

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Reviewed February 5, 2012

This really is one of the best pubs ive ever been to. The range of local ales and whiskeys is quite somthing. The barman that served us most the night was fantastic in sorting us out with the right drinks and really new his beers and whiskys. We had some bar food which i must say is again some on the best ive ever had.

All in all, i can only praise this pub, the staff, the food and naturallly the booze as the best ive come across. The only negative is i live 6 hours away..

If your in the area, its a must visit and when i go back, i shall certainly visit again

1  Thank ispy71
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Reviewed October 24, 2011

The Abbotsford is one of the most traditional pubs on Rose Street. The downstairs bar is traditional with a fantastic circular bar in the centre - tables around the walls and popular with a mixed crowd.

The choice of beer is good - with a slant towards real ales.

If you are in Rose Street visit the Abbotsford and see what the old pubs looked like before

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